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Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
+1 250-356-7226
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Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum has preserved and shared the human and natural histories of this province. Discover the famous First Peoples, Natural History and Modern History Galleries – a feast of sights, smells and sounds of British Columbia. The Royal BC Museum is also home to a cultural precinct including the BC Archives, Helmcken House, St. Ann's Schoolhouse, the Netherlands Centennial Carillon, Thunderbird Park and Mungo Martin House/Wawadit’la.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good exhibit of First Nation languages and great history and exhibition of logging in Britis Columbia and the Northwest.

Thank margylong
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great museum, the aboriginal exhibit was informative and put together well. From there we got lost in time. Wildlife photography exhibit was fabulous. Will return

Thank Mark S
Mairin K, Public Relations Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review Mark! So happy to hear you enjoyed our First Peoples Gallery and our feature exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to the Royal BC Museum for the First time in about 10 years a few weeks ago. We normally go to the Imax(which we highly recommend) once a month. But on a rainy November morning we thought why not. As Islanders we have...More

Thank amanda5805
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was undergoing a face lift however, it was still open to the public.The staff was very helpful. As always the information overload is almost more then you can handle in one visit. The displays are informative and entertaining. The exhibits are well presented,...More

Thank MindyMoo62
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time then u must visit the museum . We did not have much time so we skipped . The reviews are good and we managed to look from outside.

Thank Gagan_Gupta_1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the nice place to visit in columbia we have visited here in november with family and the place was awesome ..

Thank revesalter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back in the day when admission was by donation......you would go here (as kids) and play in old town and spend hours here. It is still the same and fascinating for my children now. It is expensive - get a family pass or use your...More

Thank Vidalsix
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved it and that’s speaking huge, since I am not a museum goer as a rule. I was just going along with our group and was pleasantly surprised! It was so interesting and lifelike it kept my interest all the way through.

Thank jeaniej2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal BC Museum is a visual delight. A large percentage of the displays are realistic tableaux of various scenes throughout BC's history. They are impressively lifelike and invite detailed observation. There are also smaller static displays. There is also usually a visiting or special...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was nice, the volunteers at the entrance very friendly. A large exhibit hall was closed in preparation for another upcoming exhibit so we felt like what you see for the entrance fee was a bit high. We did enjoy a viewing of a...More

Thank lilio74
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22 September 2017|
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Response from Minkymonkey | Reviewed this property |
A whole day ..Morning and then go off for lunch and return in the afternoon. Your ticket allows you to return for free on the same day
Chris B
26 June 2017|
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Response from Jul D | Reviewed this property |
No they are not. There are not many "pet" appropriate areas for animals in the city centre. Lots in the surrounding municipalities.
Misty P
5 June 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Hey Misty, Google maps says it is a 23 minute walk from Ogden point, where the cruise ships come in. Not too bad, all flat ground and if you follow the water, some very nice things to see like the inner harbour and... More